Tag: Ask the Expert

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Ask the Expert: Phorid flies

July 31, 2018 By
Read these expert recommendations for a complicated phorid fly problem in a mausoleum. Read more»
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Q&A: Leafroller moths, residual insecticides and flea bites

August 10, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Moths are being found... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Fly maggots , Hypoponera ants and drain fly

January 21, 2016 By
Q: A woman died in an apartment complex I service. She was dead for nine days before someone found her. Now a neighbor is complaining about fly maggots crawling into his unit. I’ve been asked to do something about it... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Beetles, Cockroaches and Rats

December 21, 2015 By
Q: A homeowner just purchased new wall-to-wall carpeting, but she’s finding black carpet beetles (Attagenus unicolor) in the carpet, on the stairs and other places in the newly carpeted rooms. The carpeting is nylon, just like the old carpeting, but... Read more»
Citronella ants (Acanthomyops spp.)

Ask the Expert: Citronella & Carpenter Ants, Drain Flies and Lygaeids

November 25, 2015 By
Q: Citronella ants (Acanthomyops spp.) are swarming in an operating room (OR) at a local hospital. What can I do about them? The OR is currently shut down. —Richard H., New Hampshire A: Citronella ants nest in the soil. I’d... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Black Carpet Beetles, Horse Barns and Maggot Management

November 3, 2015 By
Q: Recently, an older apartment building had new windows installed. One of the tenants has complained about black carpet beetles coming from the window. She says she sees them flying up and down the hall. I can deal with the... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Black Blow Flies, Bed Bugs and Lice

July 2, 2015 By
Q. A business customer is finding black blow flies in its offices. A restaurant two doors away (all of the buildings are attached) recently had a rat problem. Rodenticides were used, and we were told a large number of rat carcasses... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Chipmunks, Mice, Bed Bugs and Cockroaches

February 10, 2015 By
Q. I’m baiting for mice on the exterior of a residence at the request of the homeowner. Recently, chipmunks have been feeding on the blocks in the stations and dragging them out when the blocks fall off the wire rods. We’re... Read more»
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Carpenter ants often hollow out wood for nesting.

Ask the Expert: Carpenter Ants, Powderpost Beetles, Bees and Swarming Ants

August 30, 2014 By
Q: A customer has a carpenter ant problem in her kitchen. It’s early spring, so they’re not coming from outside. The customer has allergies and doesn’t want any sprays, so I’m planning to use baits. What baits will work best?... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Phorid Flies, Migrating Cockroaches and Carpet Beetles

July 14, 2014 By
Q: A residential customer has a phorid fly problem. The house is on a slab. The drain lines have been snaked and examined with a camera, but no breaks were found. Several thorough inspections have failed to find another source.... Read more»